**PIC HEAVY** Bad day gone.... GOOD!!!!

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by LocoIndy76, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. LocoIndy76

    LocoIndy76 Member

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    Had to go to my wifes work to help her pack up all her stuff. She is resigning from being a special education teacher since she is pregnant and she wanted to be in a less physical environment. She works in Anderson and it is a 1.5hr round trip and I usually spend my morning relaxing because I work 2nd shift + 4hrs OT. Today I would be using most of that time helping her. However on the way home(just outside her school) I saw this train leaving the 29th and Madison St. yard!!! The consist was 2 CSX engines and about 30-40 hoppers. It backed 9 miles to a grain elevator in Emporia, In. There was a man riding on the steps on the front car and there was a man in a red Chevy with a red flag that met it at all unmarked(i.e. not lights or crossbars) crossing!!!!! It was pretty cool! Here’s the pics!!!!

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    Stopped for a second… Blocking about 3 crossings.. Not sure why???
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    Here we go again!
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    Another crossing
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    Heres the elevator. I didn’t have time to wait on the train.. Had to get home to get ready for work… If you look REALLY closely there is a guy in this old switcher warming it up to take over for the two CSX engines!!!!!!!!
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  2. Triplex

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    Looks like some sort of Alco S-series... and does it have a low-clearance cab?
  3. railohio

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    I don't recall seeing any identification on the unit the last time I was there, but it appears to be ex-Southern Indiana, or at least of the same heritage as their 103.
  4. Roger Hensley

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    Emporia Grain's Alco S2 switcher was originally the Lehigh & New England 611. It was the first of 6 Alco S2 switchers acquired by the LNE. (The LNE was a small, eastern Pennsylvania, coal-hauling railroad that was abandoned in 1961) This Alco S2 may well be the only diesel on the LNE roster that remains in existence.

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  5. LocoIndy76

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    Yep, that's it!!! :thumb: Cool!
  6. LocoIndy76

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    Developed 35mm and here are little better pics of switcher. Now you can definitly see the person in the cab! ;D
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  7. Go Big1

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    Great railfanning shots. It is way cool to see that old Alco still getting a workout!